During this unprecedented time with schools across the UK closed, many parents may be wondering how best to keep their children engaged and entertained whilst they juggle family life, home schooling and working from home. Previously this may only have been a problem for the holidays but now it’s every day and nobody knows yet for how long.
Here at Quintech we are also working from home so some of us are facing this same dilemma. We’d like to mention a few websites that might help cure the boredom of the kids, keep their minds engaged and at the same time ensure they continue to learn.
Our partners at Sage sent us a list of a few websites that parents may find beneficial and we want to share them with you:
BBC Bitesize is a brilliant resource for students studying for exams, and they have now adapted their website to support learning from home. Covering ages 3-16+, there is something for every child to continue their learning development whilst schools are currently closed.
The Kids Should See This
A website full of interesting and intriguing articles to pique the inquisitive nature of children and maybe teach them a few new facts! There are multiple sections of articles including technology, music, science, space and animals. There is also a “random” function which will take you to a random article on the website and show you something you may not have known!
PE With The Body Coach
Internet sensation Joe Wicks has taken the nation by storm with his 9am PE lessons on YouTube for both children and adults alike. It can be difficult to keep fit and healthy whilst gyms are closed across the country, but Joe Wicks is doing his part and it is worth checking out!
Saved You A Spot
Saved You A Spot has compiled a list of 20 different “screen free” activities to undertake with children which could be of use to parents up and down the country. The list includes activities such as baking, creating homemade gifts, starting a family book club and even origami! The list is a really useful reference point for parents who may be struggling for ideas to keep their children entertained during these difficult times.
We hope you are all keeping safe and well and have the IT arrangements you need in place to continue working efficiently and safely from home. If you would like any advice or support on how best to work from home, then please don’t hesitate to contact Ian Dally or Mike Philpott in the sales team on 01684 882700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be happy help.
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